Things to See and Do in the Outer Hebrides


The devil creates work for idle hands. (Someone with nothing to do will put the cats on the fire)

An duine aig nach eil càil ri dhèanamh, cuiridh na cait air an teine


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Island Highlights

calanais stones

A photographer based on the Isle of Lewis – landscape, tours, nature, portraits, events, night sky – special moments captured. Commissions welcomed and a range of products available.

Islewear

Hebridean designer jewellery. Beautiful designed precious jewellery inspired and shaped by the wild elements of Scotland.

Love Gàidhlig truck

Learn the Gaelic language with us and enrich your Gaelic conversation skills while visiting the Hebridean island communities. From immersion courses to one-off local lessons, let us give you a sense…

Group of tour guides in the Outer Hebrides

Engage professional Tour Guides to enhance your visit to a Gaelic landscape and culture. Western Isles Tour Guide Association has a 21-year record of successful tours, in 9 languages, with U.K. &…

Coloured Tweed Cushions

Borrisdale Tweed produces high quality, exclusive, Harris Tweed products.  We make cushions, throws and bedspreads, handbags, holdalls plus smaller items such as caps and scarves.

Hebridean Art Studio sea

Stop off at Fiona’s art gallery to enjoy her original style of painting, see her studio and gain a unique insight into island life over a cup of tea.

Stornoway Golf Club

We are awaiting information from Stornoway Golf Club.

Sollas Bookbinding

Creative artisan bookbinding and box making, influenced by the materials and colours of island living

weaver

We invite you to embark on our uniquely crafted and interactive Hebridean Tour of the Isle of Lewis with three immersive experiences that will captivate your imagination.

Barra Surf and Coastal Adventures splash

Unique adventures in stunning locations on the Isle of Barra. Our professional guides and instructors offer surf lessons, snorkelling close encounters with seals, beautiful sea kayak tours, and the…

Scaladale Centre - Activities

Scaladale offers coasteering, kayaking, gorge walking, climbing and abseiling, mountain biking, hill walking, raft building, archery, dinghy sailing and boat trips. Scaladale Activity enquiries…

Puffin

We run sightseeing trips along the east and west coast of Uist, along with trips to Mingulay, Monach Isles and St Kilda. Other island destinations available on request.

Mingulay Boat Trips

Mingulay Boat Trips in Castlebay on the Isle of Barra will take you to the uninhabited islands to the south of Barra

Harris Tweed purse

Dancing Flower Crafts designs and handmakes one off, unique Harris Tweed® gifts and accessories. Inspired by the colours, sights, sounds, life, wildlife and environment of the magical Outer Hebrides.…

Skinny Tyres Ltd

Skinny Tyres provide unrivalled and expert support for your road cycling adventure in the Outer Hebrides. Our fully customised vans & expert team of guides means you can be confident that we will…

Long Island Retreats

Create memories that will last a lifetime. Step off the beaten track and immerse yourself in island life. Meet the locals, hear tales of yesteryear, learn a little Gaelic, get up close with our…

Kilda Cruises

Kilda Cruises is based in The Isle of Harris and aims to provide a fast, comfortable day trip service with St Kilda as our main destination

Long Island Retreats

Create memories that will last a lifetime. Step off the beaten track and immerse yourself in island life. Meet the locals, hear tales of yesteryear, learn a little Gaelic, get up close with our…

Enchanted Isle in Village Bay

Our St.Kilda day trip is our main trip and one we specialise in. Running from Leverburgh in the Isle of Harris the trip offers the shortest crossing to this spectacular duel World Heritage site. We…

An Taigh Cèilidh cafe

Nicknamed “The Gaelic café” by locals, An Taigh Cèilidh is a Gaelic community centre with events, café, bookshop & gifts. The use of Gaelic is encouraged, though everyone is welcome regardless of…

Horse-riding along Traigh Mhor beach

Beach Riding at at Tràigh Mhòr Pony Trekking

Cliff Studio  - external

Cliff Studio, located by Cliff Beach, Valtos, Uig, shows coastal landscape and abstract influenced paintings, drawings and ceramics by artist’s Margaret Uttley and David Knight. Open for visitors…

Gneiss Things stones

Open Studio for hand-carved stone jewellery, fine art and gifts; made in Harris from the landscape and natural materials of the Outer Hebrides.

Aerial photo of the Taigh Chearsabhagh building, looking towards Lochmaddy Pier and Lee.

Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre is a place where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

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  1. Culla Bay, Outer Hebrides
    Check out our online shop for maps, guides, books and Hebridean Way branded goods.
  2. 8 Ways to Experience the Outer Hebrides this Spring!

    Our islands ancient history and spectacular landscapes offer unlimited adventures. From strolling along pristine sands, to enjoying sea vistas of turquoise waters or immersing yourself in our Hebridean culture, there are lots of memories to take back home with you!

  3. Made in the Outer Hebrides, a guide to arts and Crafts on the islands.
    Check out our downloadable Art and Craft guide, showcasing our Hebridean Artists and Makers.
  4. Light on at cottage in St Kilda
    There are so many great things to do and experience in the Outer Hebrides. Whether you're up for high octane adventure or more sedate activities, there is something for everyone.
  5. sand
    ishga is an award-winning luxury skincare brand based in Stornoway. Results-driven skincare that is created using the pillars of provenance, science and sustainability.
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  6. Saltbox reflections
    Experience the wellness effects of hot & cold therapy in our mobile wood-fired sauna by the sea. Sea dips optional. Freshwater supplied. Lewis & Harris.
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    Awaiting information form business. In the meantime check out their website.
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  8. weaver
    We invite you to embark on our uniquely crafted and interactive Hebridean Tour of the Isle of Lewis with three immersive experiences that will captivate your imagination.
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  9. Gneiss Things stones
    Open Studio for hand-carved stone jewellery, fine art and gifts; made in Harris from the landscape and natural materials of the Outer Hebrides.
    1. 1st January 202431st December 2024
  10. Cliff Studio  - external
    Cliff Studio, located by Cliff Beach, Valtos, Uig, shows coastal landscape and abstract influenced paintings, drawings and ceramics by artist’s Margaret Uttley and David Knight. Open for visitors April to Sept, Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 5pm.
    1. 1st April 202430th September 2024
  11. Harris Tweed purse
    Dancing Flower Crafts designs and handmakes one off, unique Harris Tweed® gifts and accessories. Inspired by the colours, sights, sounds, life, wildlife and environment of the magical Outer Hebrides. Each design is unique and I’m happy to design something special just for you.
    1. studio
      An open studio situated in an old byre overlooking the Atlantic in the crofting village of Aird Uig.
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    2. Immerse Hebrides boat ride
      Guided outdoor swimming experiences & RIB boat tours for up to 8 people in and around Lewis & Harris. Explore beaches, lagoons and marine wildlife in our RIB Keava or explore from the water with our local & experienced Open Water Coaches. All equipment available.
      1. An Taigh Cèilidh cafe
        Nicknamed “The Gaelic café” by locals, An Taigh Cèilidh is a Gaelic community centre with events, café, bookshop & gifts. The use of Gaelic is encouraged, though everyone is welcome regardless of whether fluent or don’t have a single word.
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      2. Horse-riding along Traigh Mhor beach
        Beach Riding at at Tràigh Mhòr Pony Trekking
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      3. Get pampered in luxurious surroundings and enjoy some much-needed relaxation time with Hebridean Spa.
      4. Spend the morning getting to know the ponies, learn the art of sheep shearing or head out on the machair to learn about the unique ecosystem of South Uist.
      5. Take a wildlife trip to the uninhabited island of Mingulay.
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      6. Rob Howard eagles
        Wildlife Tours in the stunning Pairc district of the Isle of Lewis
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      7. Love Gàidhlig truck
        Enrich your Gaelic conversation skills while visiting our island communities with immersion courses and one-off local lessons.
        1. Pick up stunning hand-crafted books and boxes.
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        2. Outside of gallery
          Every piece of hand-crafted Shoreline Stoneware Pottery captures texture from natural materials and found objects. The gallery hosts a wide selection of work by local artist with original works across different media.
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        3. Enchanted Isle in Village Bay
          Sea Harris offer scheduled excursions to St.Kilda and the Shiant Islands as well as providing charters to many small Islands accessible from the Isle of Harris. The dual World Heritage site of St Kilda is our main destination with daily trips running
        4. Puffin
          We run sightseeing trips along the east and west coast of Uist, along with trips to Mingulay, Monach Isles and St Kilda.
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        5. Castlebay Marina black yacht
          Castlebay Marina, an excellent resting point on your journey through the Hebrides. Situated in the heart of Castlebay, Isle of Barra next to the facilities in the town.
        6. Rib with visitors
          Let your Hebridean Adventure begin with Seatrek, based in Uig on the Isle of Lewis, providing unforgettable day trips to some of our most remote islands such as North Rona and the Flannans, or take a boat trip round the stunning coastline.
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        7. calanais stones
          A photographer based on the Isle of Lewis – landscape, tours, nature, portraits, events, night sky – special moments captured. Commissions welcomed and a range of products available.
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        8. Gallery 3
          A working craft centre featuring a blacksmith, glass, ceramics and jewellery. Here you can browse our galleries, watch us work from our viewing area and have refreshments in our tearoom.
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        9. Skinny Tyres provide unrivalled and expert support for your road cycling adventure in the Outer Hebrides. Our fully customised vans & expert team of guides means you can be confident that we will provide you with an amazing cycling holiday.
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        10. We are awaiting information from Stornoway Golf Club.
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        11. Hercules statue, langass woods, north uist

          North Uist had a global celebrity visit in 1980 - in the shape of a grizzly bear!

        12. Tiumpan Head is located at the far eastern end of the Eye peninsula on Lewis
        13. Northton temple harris
          This area, from the township of Taobh Tuath to the headland of Rubh' an Teampaill, has numerous sites of archaeological significance.
        14. Beach laning in Barra
          The only place in the world where scheduled flights land on the beach!
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        1. Hebrides Fish 'n' Trips boat Eydis.
          Hebrides Fish 'n' Trips boat Eydis.

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          TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 117 reviews117 reviews

          Address

          58 Lower Bayble, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0QB

          Telephone

          01851 871 165

          Isle Of Lewis

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          HEBRIDES FISH 'N' TRIPS operates from Stornoway harbour on the East Coast of the Isle of Lewis, providing exclusive private charters primarily for 2 people (max 3 people per charter). Charters are generally appreciated by couples looking for a private boat hire at an affordable rate, with their charter exactly tailored in line with their…

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        2. Address

          Eriskay, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5JH

          Telephone

          01878 720236

          Isle Of South Uist

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Eriskay Shop is a friendly Community Shop at the heart of the community. We sell local products and crafts as well as every day goods. We are locally run and an essential stop on your visit to Eriskay.

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        3. Address

          Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XP

          Telephone

          01851 621234

          Isle of Lewis

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          The multi-award winning Hebridean Celtic Festival (HebCelt) has been a key feature in the cultural landscape of the Outer Hebrides since 1996. This internationally renowned event has a unique setting in the Scottish Hebridean island of Lewis, the heartland of the Gaelic language and culture.

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          • Gaelic Speaking

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          • Baby Changing Facilities Available
          • Children Welcome
          • Outdoor Play Area

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        4. Minke whale on the surface in the Minch
          Minke whale on the surface in the Minch

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          Morar, 15b Aird, Point, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, HS2 0EU

          Telephone

          07871 463755

          Point, Stornoway

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Join Hebridean Adventures for a day-long Lewis & Harris Scottish Wildlife Safari by minibus with an expert wildlife guide. Watch out for eagles, otters, seals, whales, dolphins, seabirds, hen harriers, deer, and all sort of other species.

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          The Bungalow, Geocrab, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS33HB

          Telephone

          07709364265

          Isle of Harris

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Margaret Soraya is a seascape photographer and fine artist living on the Harris. Margaret runs group creative retreats and also offers bespoke 1-2-1 photography sessions on Harris.
          Her limited-edition photographic prints, books and paintings are available online.

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        6. Isle of Barra Soap soap
          Isle of Barra Soap candles
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          Address

          Rhu, Castlebay, Isle of Barra, Outer Hebrides, HS9 5XD

          Telephone

          01871810418

          Isle of Barra

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          The Isle of Barra Soap Company produces soap products & candles. Handmade on the Isle of Barra using local Seaweed, Heather, Calendula & Cockleshells. We also produce a range of embroidered gifts, T-Shirts, Hoodies & Harris Tweed pictures.

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        7. sunset on beach
          Mangersta Beach Isle of Lewis
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          sunset on beach
          Mangersta Beach Isle of Lewis
          waves
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          stormy waves
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          Address

          North Shawbost, Isle of Lewis, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9BQ

          Telephone

          07834239519

          Isle of Lewis

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Warner-Tate Photography, female facilitated photography tuition offering 1-2-1 & small group sessions based on the isle of Harris & Lewis. We aim to provide an insight into Seascape Photography in a relaxed & friendly environment.

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          • Children Welcome - Min age 12

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          • Children Welcome
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          • Disabled Citizens - Locations to be discussed

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        8. Address

          Pier Road, Lochboisdale, Isle of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5TH

          Telephone

          01878 700777

          Isle of South Uist

          Awards

          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Uist Gifts and Info is a friendly Information centre for visitors to the islands.  Selling local prroducts, arts and crafts, gifts, books and clothing from the Outer Hebrides. Providing shipping agent facilities and land services required for visiting boats. Local tours, Information on walks, cycling routes, archaeology and wildlife spotting…

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        9. Hebridean Art  lighthouse
          Hebridean Art   calanais stones
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          Address

          Gearraidh Ghuirm, Upper Coll, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0LW

          Telephone

          01851 820201

          Isle Of Lewis

          Awards

          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Ivor M Mackay is a Lewisman and artist and a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art. Inspired by his Hebridean surroundings on Lewis he paints scenes in a style of realism with feeling. His themes include seascapes,beaches,villages, old crofthouses and boats.

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        10. single kayak and trolley on adroit beach
          double kayak on fresh water loch
          Single kayak on edge of fresh water loch
          Double kayak on fresh water loch
          single kayak and trolley on adroit beach
          double kayak on fresh water loch
          Single kayak on edge of fresh water loch
          Double kayak on fresh water loch

          Address

          Keose Glebe, ISLE OF LEWIS, Isle of Lewis, HS2 9JX

          Telephone

          07974 668345

          ISLE OF LEWIS

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Grey Goose Kayaks provides single and double sit-on top kayaks and inflatable stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) for hire.

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        11. Address

          Lionel, Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0XB

          Telephone

          01851 810039

          Isle of Lewis

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Spòrsnis is a community sports centre in the North of Lewis. It hosts the Hebrides’ only 10-pin bowling alley and offers a wide range of indoor activities and sports as well as gyms, a sauna, showers and a selection of classes.

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        12. Address

          9A Habost, Port of Ness, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0TG

          Telephone

          07853006270

          Isle of Lewis

          Awards

          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          We are awaiting information from this business. In the mean-time you can check out their website

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        13. Traigh Mhor, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis
          Tiumpan Head, Point, Isle of Lewis
          Pairc Deer Raiders Monument, Balallan, Isle of Lewis
          Traigh Mhor, Tolsta, Isle of Lewis
          Tiumpan Head, Point, Isle of Lewis
          Pairc Deer Raiders Monument, Balallan, Isle of Lewis

          Address

          Bridge to Nowhere, North Tolsta, Isle of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 0NF

          Isle of Lewis

          This east coast of Lewis self guided tour will take you as far north as the village of Tolsta, as far east as Tiumpan Head lighthouse and as far south as the village of Airivruaich.

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        14. Address

          Northton Heritage Trust, Northton, Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, HS3 3JA

          Telephone

          01859 520258

          Isle of Harris

          Awards

          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Seallam! Visitor Centre is found in Northton Isle of Harris in the lovely Isle of Harris. You can wonder through the exhibits, looking at history and the natural environment of the Outer Hebrides.

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        15. Thatch Cottage , North Uist
          Coming ashore otter
          Yacht at anchor , Vallay
          Thatch Cottage , North Uist
          Coming ashore otter
          Yacht at anchor , Vallay

          Address

          An Struan Ruadh, Sollas, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5DA

          Telephone

          07543 094491

          Isle of North Uist

          Awards

          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Igot2travel offer wildlife watching, cultural & history, walking, fishing and inter-island day trips with a local Gaelic speaking guide. Specially tailored personal tours across the Outer Hebrides, introduce you to the magic of the islands.

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        16. Address

          Ofis Storas, Daliburgh, Isle Of South Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS8 5SS

          Telephone

          01878 708002

          Isle Of South Uist

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          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          Come and join us in the stunning Uists for some of the finest wild game trout and salmon fishing in Europe.

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        17. Address

          Taigh Chearsabhagh, Lochmaddy, Isle of North Uist, Outer Hebrides, HS6 5AA

          Telephone

          01876 500293

          Isle of North Uist

          The Uist Sculpture Trail runs through Uist and Benbecula, providing a series of seven commissioned works of art by Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum and Arts Centre.

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        18. Hebridean Soap - exterior
          Machair Flower soap
          Hebridean Soap - exterior
          Machair Flower soap

          Address

          25 Breasclete, Isle Of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, HS2 9EF

          Telephone

          01851 621306

          Isle Of Lewis

          Awards

          • Other Awards Outer Hebrides Tourism Member 2020Outer Hebrides Tourism Member

          The Hebridean Soap Company produces hand made soap in the village of Breasclete.We use traditional methods and natural ingredients to make hand crafted soaps in all shapes and sizes

           

           

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